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by Emaciated
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Should I postpone dating until after surgery?
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

Wait till after the surgery. You'll be better looking and will get a hotter guy. Just sayin'.
by Emaciated
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Sliding genioplasty questions..
Replies: 1
Views: 1127

i was wondering people that got sliding genioplasty on its own how many have permanent problems? I wouldn't call it a "problem," but I have permanent numbness in my chin after a genio. Its been years and its still numb. No movement issues, doesn't change my expressions or anything, I only notice it...
by Emaciated
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: How long does numbness last?
Replies: 6
Views: 9750

You can check out the Photos section of my site if you wish and read the varying levels of my numbness in the Recovery Photos section. I'll warn you now though that after a sliding genio in 2007, I'm still numb in spot about the size of a quarter in my chin and its been a few years. It doesn't bothe...
by Emaciated
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1693

Double jaw & genio, tightly banded 1-week, splint was removed after 3 weeks. I slept in bed from the start but propped up on pillows. That only lasted about a week before I decided sleeping flat was worth the extra swelling in the morning. (I can't sleep propped up).
by Emaciated
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Question from a lurker
Replies: 11
Views: 1646

Suggest email to each of them. That worked well for my case because both men were too busy to get each other on the phone. Email works well because one can get to the message and reply when he/she has time, and the other can write back when he/she has time. And if they cc you you have a written acco...
by Emaciated
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Ugly
Replies: 25
Views: 3736

I mean this with total respect, but you should be consulting with therapists instead of surgeons. The whole braces and teeth moving thing is really taxing on someone with low self-esteem. The process makes you "uglier" before it fixes you, know what I mean? Your teeth get all screwed up, you have br...
by Emaciated
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Physique prior to surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 2193

Well, having experienced both college, and full-time employment, I can say that it would be much easier to miss work than school in my opinion. It would also be much less aggravating. I list a bunch of pros and cons on that note in the details section of http://thisisjustwrong.com if you're curious,...
by Emaciated
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Physique prior to surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 2193

This is just a hunch, but I don't think your surgeon is going to want you playing tennis anytime soon after surgery, regardless of whether your nerves have regrown or not. At 18, you're in a good spot as far as a quick recovery, but I can't imagine your doctor will let you back on the court with swi...
by Emaciated
Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Physique prior to surgery
Replies: 13
Views: 2193

I consider myself a health/fitness freak, run everyday and workout constantly. I went into a double jaw/genio in excellent shape & condition. I had the attitude that I would be that freak person who is eating sandwiches the week after surgery and would blow away all the doctors. That attitude pretty...
by Emaciated
Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Does Jaw surgery to shorten face really work?
Replies: 17
Views: 16357

See my before & afters in the Photos section of this site:
http://thisisjustwrong.com

You can check out the x-rays to see what exactly I had done. I clearly have a shorter face, mostly due to the closing of the open bite combined with the genio. It's a dramatic difference IMO.
by Emaciated
Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Speech after de-banding?
Replies: 3
Views: 816

In my case, I found that my speech improved 100% from being tightly banded to have the bands removed. I went from no one being able to understand a word I was saying, to being able to talk on the phone and be understood at the super-market and what-have-you. THEN, I was uber-disappointed with the la...
by Emaciated
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Questons for those that had double-jaw surgery..
Replies: 7
Views: 7908

Re: Questons for those that had double-jaw surgery..

1. How long were you wired shut for? I was banded for 1-week. The splint stayed in for 2 weeks following being unbanded. 2. How long were you on a liquid only diet and when were you allowed to start eating soft foods again? I started eating soft food around 4 weeks post-op after the splint came out...
by Emaciated
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: What are your surgery results?
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

You're welcome to see mine here in the photos section:
http://thisisjustwrong.com
by Emaciated
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Your children and your surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

Karl, that is a great picture - not sure if I can call it funny or what! You poor thing with that oblivious child probably climbing all over you.....she's precious, though! It IS a funny photo, its hilarious, I was SO miserable and it didn't effect her at all. Enigma, sorry to chime in late but her...
by Emaciated
Sat Oct 17, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Oral (Orthognathic) Surgery
Topic: Your children and your surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 1504

My 1.5 year old daughter didn't even notice. She was just happy to see me.
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